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Hearing & Communication Technology

Deaf and hard of hearing children may not hear their teacher calling them, the doorbell ringing, or understand spoken dialogue on television. Ask enough of the "How do deaf children..." and " What if..." questions, and inevitably you will get to this one: "Is there anything available that will help deaf and hard of hearing children in these and other situations? The answer is yes.

Many devices and systems are available to help deaf and hard of hearing people improve communication, adapt to their environment, and function in society more effectively. 

Hearing technology refers to devices that help deaf and hard of hearing people hear better. This category includes hearing aids and cochlear implants.